En Route Procedures
EN ROUTE PROCEDURES
After takeoff, the flight will normally rendezvous in parade at 250 KIAS unless otherwise briefed. The
lead will place the flight in a pre-briefed formation, usually division cruise. The flight will adhere to VFR
cruising altitudes and will obtain clearance into the target area in accordance with local procedures.
When within radio range, flight lead confirms availability of the target, passes flight information to range
control, and receives clearance into the target area. Flight information includes flight call sign, number
and type of aircraft in the flight, side numbers of all aircraft, and type and quantity of ordnance carried.
This is a sample transmission:
"Loom Lobby, [Call sign] 234 checking in for the 10:30 target time."
Target: "[Call sign] 234, go ahead with your line up."
"[Call sign] 234 four T-45s, wingmen 238, 242, and 222, each aircraft with eight MK 76s."
Approaching the target, complete the combat checklist:
1. Armament panel
a. Weapons select - bombs, rockets, or gun
b. Station select - as briefed
c. Master arm - as briefed
2. VCR - ON or AUTO
a. Mils - set
b. BARO altimeter - updated
Target data - entered
4. Radar altimeter - set for briefed pattern after checking Low Altitude Warning
5. Loose gear - stowed